Lagos police probe officer caught in viral video extorting motorist

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The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the extortion of a motorist by one of its officers, ASP Luka Bashayi of the Ogudu Area Command on Saturday.

A video which went viral on X on Saturday showed the policeman telling the driver of the car, “make am N10,000 , sharp sharp and go now” as the driver replied “I no get.”

The officer was also heard calling out some digits in the video.

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The caption read, “Very hardworking Nigeria police officer, “do sharp sharp and go nw” u know the matter😅😅😭😭 #Princemoye1 see ur men.”

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Commenting on the video, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, wrote, “This is not allowed, so shameful. It’s condemned. We need more info about this. We will fish him out.”

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Giving updates on the issue, the Lagos State Police PRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the command’s Complaint Response Unit have started investigations on the matter.

He wrote, “We will not gloss over this. He is ASP Luka Bashayi, serving at Ogudu Area Command.

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“Meanwhile, #Lagos_PoliceCRU has commenced actions on this.”

 

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